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    Default B'day party etiquette

    So, I am a bit of a social retard.... or actually, more like a massive one! So was wondering if anyone would care to enlighten me on b'day party etiquette? For a 7 year old having a party, are you expected to stay with your child or is it typically a drop and run process?
    This is for a party at home.
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    It's a bit of both in my experience. You can either stay or go. I found with dd1 7th half the parents stayed and half went.

    Sorry I'm not much help

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    Ds who is 4 has had quite a few parties this year. The kids in the neighbourhood he plays with have both turned 6 and I noticed at those parties half the parents stayed and half didn't while at the 4&5 parties all parents stayed.

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    At 7, I would drop and go. After walking my child in and introducing myself etc.

    Here, 7yo's are generally expected to be dropped off and are fine to stay for a few hours without parents hanging around. At that age i personally would find a houseful of parents staying to be pretty annoying if i was the host but thats me..

    If you feel uncomfortable, go with your gut and stay but otherwise drop and enjoy

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    My DD has just had 6 6th birthday parties in the past 8 weeks. At every party I took her in, made sure she was settled and then left again. At DD's 6th birthday we had 12 kids and none of the parents stayed.

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    It would depend on my relationship with the birthday childs parents. If we were friends, i would offer to stay and help (or have organised it before party), or if i didn't know them too well, and my child was comfortable for me to leave them, i would go.

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    7yo- definitely drop and go, unless I was good friends with the parents and wanted to stay and have a chat.

    I've found that once they started school (or even the year before!) it changed to drop and go parties.

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    I think it depends. I recently took my son to a 7th birthday party and nearly every parent stayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    7yo- definitely drop and go, unless I was good friends with the parents and wanted to stay and have a chat.
    Agree. I didn't stay at a party at that age unless I was friends with the parents.

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